Gerald Posner in Miami Beach 2014

Gerald Posner in Miami Beach 2014
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

49th Anniversary of the JFK assassination

Happens to fall on Thanksgiving this year.  Before you go off to celebrate, check this interview I did in 1993 with PBS on a documentary, "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"

Transcript

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"I do not believe the novel is dying. I said the readership is dying out."

“I know I’m not going to write as well as I used to. I no longer have the stamina to endure the frustration. Writing is frustration — it’s daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It’s just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time. I can’t face any more days when I write five pages and throw them away. I can’t do that anymore.”

"I do not believe the novel is dying. I said the readership is dying out. That’s a fact, and I’ve been saying it for 15 years. I said the screen will kill the reader, and it has. The movie screen in the beginning, the television screen and now the coup de grĂ¢ce, the computer screen.”
Philip Roth

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/books/struggle-over-philip-roth-reflects-on-putting-down-his-pen.html?hpw

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Is Linked to Petraeus Scandal – NYTimes


20,000 to 30,000 documents, many of them emails to Jill Kelly.  Why don’t top commanders understand that email is not a secure form of communication?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Reveals a Life Unplugged

No Wifi
No cells
No TV
And that's just the warm up

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/fashion/hurricane-sandy-reveals-a-life-unplugged.html?pagewanted=all

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election season bluster: Threats to move to Canada, a Trump call for 'revolution!'

Some people on the losing side of a presidential election always threaten to move abroad.  I suggest they do.  They'll be back in time for the next election.  Notwithstanding all our problems, it's a pretty amazing country
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The future of the iPad

Quick overview of where iPad development is going

Eventually iOS and desktop OS will merge and the low end Air notebooks and iPads will overlap....Read